50 IH Teacher Training Course Award Scheme
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Description of the IH Teacher Training Course Award Scheme
The ’50 free Teacher Training Courses’ award scheme (the “Scheme”) has been designed to
raise awareness of International House (IH) Teacher Training, further our mission to raise
teaching standards worldwide and celebrate the 50 anniversary of IH Teacher Training.
The sponsors of this scheme are IH affiliated Teacher Training Centres, supported by
Cambridge ESOL and Trinity TESOL. Cambridge ESOL has waived 50% of the CELTA exam
fees for the selected applicants. Trinity TESOL will waive the exam fee for the person who
wins a free place on the CertTESOL at IH Bristol. IH affiliated Teacher Training Centres are
providing tuition, course facilities and will pay the remainder of the exam fee.
The Awards: Each free course place consists of the tuition, examination and certificate fee
required to complete an initial Teacher Training qualification. The course place shall be
subject to the standard terms and conditions of the IH Centre where the course place is
offered (with the exception of those terms relating to course payment). These Terms and
Conditions can be found on the relevant IH Centre’s web page or by application to that
centre. The course on offer from each participating IH Centre is listed below with a link to their
course Terms and Conditions, where relevant.
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IH Centre Name Link to IH Centres general Contact email for Scheme
Eligibility: The Scheme is open to adults who are 21 years of age or older and not in full time
employment at the time of entry. Entrants must have a language level of CEFR C1 or above
in all 4 skill areas in the language that they wish to train as a teacher in. There is no formal
academic entry requirement for these courses. However, the recommended minimum entry
requirement is that candidates should have formal qualifications that would allow entry into
Duration of the Scheme: The Scheme will be run from 1st June 2012. Individual schools will
have different dates for application deadlines, please consult their websites and competition
information for further details. A list of participating IH Centres is provided at the end of these
terms and conditions.
Applying for an Award: In the first instance, applicants should email their chosen IH Centre
for a free course place at the email address given above and on this page:
www.ihworld.com/IH50TT[this page won’t be live till the 1st June]. In the email the participant
must quote the reference ‘IH50TT’. Applicants will then receive further information from the IH
centre concerned on how to apply.
Only one entry will be accepted per person and applicants can only apply for one centre. The
entry must be the original work of the applicant and each applicant will have to submit a
signed declaration to this effect.
Applicants will also be expected to pass the usual Teacher Training application and interview
process (stipulated by the IH Centre they apply to) and be confirmed as a suitable candidate
for the course. Applicants who do not fulfil these criteria will not be included in the shortlist for
the free course.
All applicants must also submit an essay of no more than 1000 words in which they should
describe how a free place on an IH Teacher Training course will change their life. Shortlisted
applicants’ ‘Change my Life’ essays will then be judged by the IH Centre they have applied to.
Applicants are under no obligation to make a purchase or pay money to apply.
Restrictions: Participants are restricted to one course application at one participating IH
Centre. Any applicant who is found to have applied for a free course place at multiple Centres
will be immediately disqualified.
The identity and employment status of the successful candidates will be subject to verification
by the IH affiliated Centre offering the award and/or its designated representatives. Entries
made with multiple addresses, under multiple identities, or through the use of any device or
artifice to enter multiple times or entries that are in excess of the permitted number of entries
during the Scheme are automatically void.
Awards: Successful candidates will be chosen by each participating IH Centre within the
period stated by individual Centres at the time of application. The successful candidates will
be offered a free course place within 6 months of their application. The course will only be
awarded to the entrants whose contact information (name, telephone number, email address,
and address) has been given by the applicant at the time of entry, and who have complied
with these Terms and Conditions. The course place is non-transferable. There is no fee to
Notification of Selection: The selected candidates will be contacted by phone or email
(using the contact information provided by the candidate at the time of entry). The centre
undertakes to try to contact the candidate at least three (3) times within the seven (7) working
days after they have been chosen. If the selected candidate cannot be contacted in that time,
another candidate may be chosen, and the initially selected candidate will be disqualified.
This candidate will have no recourse against the IH Centre offering the course or anyone
involved in the Scheme.
No cash alternatives, substitutions or transfers of the award will be allowed. The selected
candidate will be responsible for their own transportation to and from the course which they
have been offered. Course locations and dates are subject to change. Please be advised that
courses must obtain a minimum enrolment in order to proceed. All other expenses and costs
not explicitly listed as part of the award are the sole responsibility of the candidate. Items not
covered by the free course place include, but are not limited to; accommodation, air fares,
transport, food and beverage, text books and insurance.
Participating International House affiliated Teacher Training Centres and International House
World Organisation cannot and do not guarantee the selected candidates will have, or be
able to obtain, an entry permit to the country where the course is being held.
By participating, each entrant and selected winner agrees: (a) to be bound by these Terms
and Conditions and the decisions of participating International House affiliated Centres, (b) to
permit participating International House affiliated Centres and International House World
Organisation to use his/her name and or likeness in any media for promotional purposes,
including without limitation: press, print and online publicity without additional compensation,
except where prohibited by law, (c) to participate in a filmed interview whilst taking the course,
which may be used on public websites and in other media. The winner agrees to sign a
declaration to this effect.
Participating International House affiliated Centres and International House World
Organisation reserve the right to contact all competition participants for future marketing
purposes using contact details submitted, unless the participant specifically requests
The decisions of participating International House affiliated Centres will be final and binding to
all applicants. No correspondence will be entered into.
Participating International House affiliated Centres reserve the right to withdraw from the
scheme at any time, without prior notification.
Participating International House affiliated Centres shall not be liable for any delay in, or for
failure to perform, its obligations if that delay or failure is caused by circumstances beyond its
control including, without limitation, weather, transport cancellations or delays, fires, strikes,
insurrection, riots, embargoes, inability to obtain supplies including course cancellation, or
other force majeure events, refusal or revocation of visa or regulations of any civil or military